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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'I Am Gonna Leave You' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:47

fearthumbRight now is either the very best or very worst time to be a band named after one of Roman Polanski's finest moments. One listen to 'I Am Gonna Leave You' by London based Fearless Vampire Killers and I guarantee that you will be humming it or singing it later in the day..... 

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Switch Opens - 'Self-Titled' (GMR Music) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:40

switchtmbThis self-titled debut album from Switch Opens is unquestionably a curious, unpredictable and ostentatious offering of the grandest proportions that appears to have divided opinions in the Über Röck camp, the obvious question being "Am I in the love it or hate it camp?"

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Mongrel - 'Revenge' EP (Bandcamp) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:47

mongrelthumbMisfits, Black Flag and The Bronx are all cited as influences on this five track EP of short, sharp and direct punk/metal that acts as a taster for a forthcoming album that could promote Mongrel to the Big Boys League......

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Outcry Collective - 'Articles' (Visible Noise) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 23 November 2009 20:04

outthumbapproved_small"Thud!" -  that's the sound of my chin hitting the ground midway through 'Out Of My System' the lead track off Outcry Collective's debut album 'Articles'. We may have been slow on the uptake with these guys but when we were tipped off to give this album a spin we never guessed it would be quite this fucking good. 

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Elliot Minor - 'Solaris' (Repossession Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 November 2009 19:02

elliothumbSupport slots with McFly, tweenage fans, classical influences; Elliot Minor seriously did nothing for me. And now they are onto the clichéd 'difficult' second album. The thing is, the way I see it, this second album will be difficult only for certain fans of the band......

 

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Sparkling Bombs - 'Spray Paint Prayers' (Nicotine Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 19 November 2009 15:08

bombstmbDom Daley discovers a French band who owe more than a little to a band a lot closer to home for us Über Röckers......

 

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Weezer - 'Raditude' (DCG Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:34

1weezthumbDave Prince stops listening to Nelson for an hour to give you, the loyal Über Röck reader, his cultured thoughts on 'Raditude', the new album from Weezer.....

 

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Nirvana – ‘Bleach 20th Anniversary' (Sub Pop/Warner) and ‘Live At Reading’ (Universal) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 November 2009 18:49
 

Nirvana_thmbTrying to put into context just how important Nirvana were to us music fans twenty years ago is extremely difficult, but Johnny H has a damn good try when he reviews two all new releases from the band.

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Buckcherry – 'Live & Loud 2009' '15/Black Butterfly' (Eleven Seven) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 November 2009 18:24

Buckcherry_Live_Loud_thmbFor a band he thought he'd never see six years ago, Johnny H gets all excited about two all new CD releases from US good time rockers Buckcherry - well ok, one new one and one rerelease. Read his review here. 

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Circle Of One - 'Tied To The Machine' (City Boy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 14 November 2009 16:01

circlethumbDom Daley checks out Welsh melodic hard rockers Circle Of One and their slick sounding album 'Tied To The Machine'

 

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Flood of Red – ‘Leaving Everything Behind’ (Dark City) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:06
 

Flood_Of_Red_cover_thmbWhen Uber Rock hit the web back at the end of August, one of the very first CD's we got through our (Elder cover) door was by Airdrie alt/pop rockers Flood Of Red, and that sneak peak track 'Home, Run (1997)' was indeed a mighty fine stab at crossover angsty pop/punk.

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Them Crooked Vultures - 'Self-Titled' (RCA/Sony) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:32

vulturethumbYou'd have to have been living on a kibbutz for the last six months or set off on a one-man mission to Mars not to have read or heard the blurb behind this debut release from Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones.....

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Soul Doctor - 'Way Back To The Bone' (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 08:56

souldoctorNobody likes going to see the doctor, especially not this time of year, but did Über Röck really just request I go test my hearing with someone called the Soul Doctor? Oh, you mean melodic rock singer extraordinaire Tommy Heart and his long time guitar sidekick Chris Lyne's band Soul Doctor.... OK, panic over, and let the rocking commence....

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Hate Gallery - 'Dead Celebrities' EP (Beg Borrow Steal) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 November 2009 19:43

2hateapproved_smallIf there is a band out that that personifies the true sprit of Über Röck then chances are that band is Hate Gallery. Could they ever follow their incredible debut 'Compassion Fatigue' with something as potent and essential? Oh yes........

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Faster Pussycat - 'Front Row For The Donkey Show' (Full Effect Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 19 November 2009 15:23

fpthbFaster Pussycat have taken the Nonstop to becoming something of an enigma where old school fans are concerned. Will this new live album go anywhere near winning back little doves who have lapsed?

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Everclear - 'In A Different Light' (429 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 22:28

evertmbOne look at the cover of 'In A Different Light' suggests that this album of re-recorded songs from Everclear's back catalogue - and a couple of new tunes - takes the form of some kind of exorcism for Art Alexakis.......

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The Quireboys - 'Halfpenny Dancer' (JCPL/Hecktick Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:06

qthumbAs The Quireboys release an Americana inspired album full of old favourites and cover tunes, Dom Daley gets envious over his idea of heaven on the cover.....

 

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Nine Eleven – ‘City Of Quartz’ (Chorus Of One Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 15 November 2009 18:42

Nine_Eleven_thmbComing at you like the bastard sons of Turmoil, France's Nine Eleven certainly hit a lot of the right buttons with 'City Of Quartz'.  Mixing straight-up hardcore with angular melodies, read what Darrel Sutton thinks of Nine Eleven's brand new album here....

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Hopeless Heroic - 'Mechanical Lions' EP (Hopeless Heroic) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 14 November 2009 16:17

hopethumb"Fusing the disparate elements of Muse, Mozart and Metallica with the pump and grind of Hip Hop" - while that statement may not have been a checklist of all my favourite tastes in music, it certainly contained enough aural question marks to cause my interest in Hopeless Heroic to pique.....

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Grant Hart – ‘Hot Wax’ (Condor/MVD) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:16

 

grant_hart_thmb'Hot Wax' is the here and now and is nine tracks of diverse mind expanding pop rock that has the heavy musk scent of Sixties garage rock and psychedelia all over it.  Johnny H waxes (Ouch) lyrically about the new album from former Husker Du mainman Grant Hart.

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Bonafide - 'Something's Dripping' (Black Lodge/Sound Pollution) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:52
  

Bonafidecoverthmbapproved_smallWhen the second album from Swedish rockers Bonafide hit the Uber Rock HQ sound system, we all collectively let out a rather ominously loud "Fucking Hell".  Find out why we all had this reaction when David Whistance finds out what's dripping in Pontus Snibb's musical cupboard and it's most certainly not bullshit.

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